besides the “how did you get in to this industry email” or new client inquiries, the most frequently asked question is “where did you find that {insert detail here}?” today i wanted to give you a quick snapshot of a few of the details i get asked about most:

1. berry baskets :: i’ve used these babies for floral arrangements, favor boxes and gift packaging. i am a HUGE fan of berry baskets for decor, and get mine at shop sweet lulu.

2. tea towel napkins :: one of my absolute favorite details for weddings, these pretty, simple, natural napkins just bring such an organic feel to your overall event, and are a less expensive option to renting. of course, you will have hundreds of napkins left over from your wedding, but i’ve used these for dinner parties galore, gift wrapping, and shoots along with weddings, and they never get old to me. i get all of mine at hunt textiles.

3. glitter baker’s twine :: you can’t go wrong with a bit of glimmer, even in the most natural of settings. this pretty baker’s twine adds just the right amount of sparkle to place settings, gifts, and little details. my go-to spot for sparkly bakers twine is knot & bow (they also have about a million other details i’m in love with, too!)

4. gold spray paint :: this year’s biggest theme? spray it gold. when in doubt, just spray it gold :) my trusty paint of choice is usually krylon metallic - i’ve used it on pumpkins, picture frames, pineapples, tiny plastic animals, gelato spoons, pears… you name it, i’ve sprayed it. you can get this at most art stores and of course your neighborhood hardware store ;).

5. gold glitter belt :: you guys. get it now. just get it now, ok? j.crew just brought back their gold glitter belt and no joke, i bought another one even though i already have one because there’s always a chance i might lose mine. it’s my favorite go-to accessory for any outfit. it adds just the right amount of subtle sparkle to party dresses, skirts, and even shirts. just get it. it’s $35 well spent. *and no, j.crew isn’t paying me to say this. i wish!

6. oxford bow flats :: you don’t have to get the white ones with coral laces, but i happen to love mine. they also come in all kinds of colors and i’m pretty obsessed with them. you can snag a pair from nordstroms online.

7. tulle party skirt by alexandra grecco :: might be my favorite purchase of the year. i will be rocking this baby with plaid, sparkle, chambray, and maybe even a tank top under a cute little cashmere sweater. who knows. pat may think i look like a fairy godmother but i happen to love the thing. i haven’t bought new clothes in months so i had no qualms over getting something fun, different, and a little bit of a splurge for the holiday season. i got mine at anthropologie.

have any fun finds you’d like to share? let me know! :)

  • Erika says on November 15, 2012 Reply

    I have one more to add to your list :) Where do you get those fun fonts??

  • Diana says on November 15, 2012 Reply

    I love your list, and it’s probably so much cuter than anything on my favorite list!! I just did a post about foodie weddings and they did a centerpiece with veggie baskets, such a clever idea, love that you use berry baskets!! xoxo LOVE that skirt on you!!! xoxo

  • keneshia says on November 15, 2012 Reply

    mason jars here in the bay .

    • jacin says on November 16, 2012 Reply

      the local hardware store or Target! :)

  • Nic {@NicHance} says on November 16, 2012 Reply

    What a great idea to share! I’m sure you get asked this stuff all the time. I can’t tell you how special I feel that I already have/use the berry baskets, twice, and spray paint from the same places! Haha. Now if only I could get away with buying that skirt…

  • Jessica says on November 16, 2012 Reply

    I adore Shop Sweet Lulu!! They’re my party GO TO!

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